Some of our favourite pubs from across North Yorkshire are perfect because they have strong ownership and lots of good people working in the venue. 

However, not all venues are like this - and sometimes, pubs and restaurants in the region need a new change of owners. 

We have pieced together seven North Yorkshire pubs that are currently listed as looking for new owners or people to run the venue in 2024.

Appearing on Find My Pub, the venues are all in need of someone buying them or leasing them this year and restoring them to their former glory days. 

All of the listings can be found here.

Here is the list of seven: 

South Lodge Hotel

Harrogate Road, Ripon

Darlington and Stockton Times:

Internally the pub has a main trading area with a bar, separate dining room, catering kitchen, smart dispense, a pool table and enough room for 60 tables.

There is a large beer garden and a car park - making it a great change for new owners.

Elsewhere, the private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

Ingoing Cost: £10,981 - Annual Rent: £29,775

Old Red House

Station Road, Carlton Miniott

Darlington and Stockton Times:

The Old Red House is located close to Thirsk Racecourse and adjacent to Thirsk Train Station. The pub also benefits from a public footpath through the beer garden, which will attract customers. 

The site currently has the ability to drive trade via live entertainment, live sports, and a selection of pub games, such as pool, and darts. It offers a selection of a pub classic menu, cask ales, and popular beers, ciders, wines, and spirits. 

Internally there is the main trading area with a bar, a separate dining room with 40-50 internal tables, a catering kitchen, pub games, and smart dispense.

The Old Red House also benefits from 10 letting rooms which will drive additional trade with four upstairs letting rooms and six outside letting rooms.

Externally there is a medium beer garden and 36 tables. 

The private accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. 

Ingoing Cost: £11,335 - Annual Rent: £22,014

Whitestonecliffe Inn

Sutton, Thirsk

Darlington and Stockton Times:

The Whitestonecliffe Inn is located at the foot of the North York Moors National Park in the village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe. 

According to the listing, "a fabulous refurbishment will transform the Whitestonecliffe Inn into a great destination food pub".

Inside, the pub will be redecorated throughout each trading area with contemporary finishes; full overhaul of all the trade areas, locals bar, bar dining room, lounge dining, and toilets with the kitchen fitted out to a high specification.

Six self-contained holiday apartments providing kitchen diners, sitting rooms, and bedroom accommodation will be fully refitted and redecorated (offering 5 family suites and 1 double apartment). The external of the Inn/apartments will also be redecorated and new signage and lighting to the frontage. 

The rear beer garden will feature new furniture sets, a gazebo, and festoon lighting, with improved planting and a re-gravelled top surface. A new front terrace will be created with box hedges, loose benches, and furniture sets with topiary trees on each side of the main entrance.

The private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom The landlords will also redecorate the living accommodation above the Inn.

Ingoing Cost: £91,291 - Annual Rent: £79,163

Old Black Swan

Market Place, Bedale

Darlington and Stockton Times:

This pub is well known for its traditional pub meals and cask ales. The Black Swan boasts a first-floor function space that can be utilised for community events, live sports, and private parties.

Internally, the pub is split into two rooms, the main bar, and the function room. Both areas are served by their own bar. The pub has a traditional décor with seating.

Externally, the pub has a cosy courtyard with foliage and hanging baskets.

The domestic accommodation comprises a kitchen, a main living room, and three bedrooms.

Ingoing Cost: £11,958 - Annual Rent: £29,492

Old Royal George

Morton-on-Swale, Northallerton

Darlington and Stockton Times:

The pub lies in the village of Morton On-Swale a short distance from Leeming Bar and Northallerton.

The village is an old farming village with arterial routes from Leeming Bar to Northallerton so makes for a busy road and lots of passing trade. 

The pub enjoys a large open plan trading style main bar and a separate cosy snug featuring a log burner for those colder days, both are serviced by the main bar servery.

The pub also benefits from having a large restaurant/function room too. 

To the rear of the property are three high-standard letting rooms with separate access through the beer garden.

The private accommodation consists of three large bedrooms, a large living room, a family bathroom, a kitchen, and an office.

Ingoing Cost: £15,000 - Annual Rent: £20,500

Fleece Inn

High Street, Northallerton

Darlington and Stockton Times:

The Fleece Inn is located in a prominent high street location in Northallerton.

Within this area and well within easy walking distance are many other retailers, pubs and shops which attract a strong level of footfall to this area of town daily.

There are several smaller areas including a snug where guests can eat, drink, socialise or enjoy sports viewing, each has their own modern touch.

A mixture of loose tables and chairs together with fitted leather bench seating can accommodate up to 100 covers throughout.

There is a good-sized kitchen with scope to develop this side of the business and there are certain areas that could easily be dedicated to food at all times if used correctly for driving sales and attracting diners.

A large, paved beer garden with a mixture of furniture and benches provides a secluded spot for guests to relax with a drink. 

The private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a lounge and a kitchen, all in good decorative order.

Ingoing Cost: £9,000 - Annual Rent: £33,000

Bishops Blaize


Darlington and Stockton Times:

Located close to the River Swale and on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is  Richmond, which is home to The Bishops Blaize.

Facing onto the market square, this traditional local benefits from visiting tourists alongside the locals, the cadets from the Catterick Barracks which are located nearby, several charities/clubs that use the pub, and free parking in the town square.

The galley-style bar runs along the back wall and is stocked with a premium variety of products.

There is a raised area to the left of the bar used as a dining area. To the right of the bar, there is a sports area complete with a pool table and darts board.

There is also the snug bar area, complete with an open fire for those quiet relaxing moments.

The site benefits from a full catering kitchen on the first floor as well as a function room catering for meetings, charity events, and family occasions.

On the second floor, there are three letting bedrooms which are all en-suite, complete with storage space, and a laundry room on the third floor.

The hidden gem of this site is the courtyard area to the rear of the pub. Complete with wooden benches, a mixture of stone/brick walls, and stunning views of Richmond Castle this area completes the pub beautifully. 

There is no private accommodation at this site.

Ingoing Cost: £10,000 - Annual Rent: £20,000